Last week the music scene in Vegas was all about the Electric Daisy Carnival. Besides wind closing the electronic music festival early one night everything seemed to go off fine and everyone seemed to have a good time.
In Tennessee, there was a similar gathering of hippies at Bonnaroo. The difference is that these hippies prefer their music with instruments. Both festivals had hundreds of thousands of people attend, but because I follow way too many Vegas folks I missed out on some of the action.
This morning I was reading some quick hits from Bonnaroo at DoYou Hear The Music and saw a really interesting collaboration between Phish and Kenny Rogers. This may not be as hip as Afrojack and David Guetta hitting the decks together at Encore Beach Club, but what is?
Phish and Kenny Rogers got together to play a song everyone that likes Vegas, Atlantic City and Sports loves – “The Gambler”. Enjoy the youtube video shot from the crowd…it sounds better than it looks!
If you need more Kenny Rogers music, go here.
If you need more Phish music, go here.
If you need your own copy of “The Gambler”, go here.
I can enjoy electronic music, but I’m not moved by watching a DJ spin live. I can listen to a CD or download a set and get the same feeling. That said, almost every tweet I read about the Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) this past weekend was positive and it seems as if everyone attending had a fun time in Vegas. What I noticed were lots of girls wearing neon tutu’s and I’m fine with that.
The mainstream media covering the event goes a different route. Instead of focusing on the good time most people had much of the mainstream media coverage seemed to touch on the fact that nobody died at EDC as the most important thing from the weekend. I would think focusing on the great time would make a much nicer story, but what do I know. I’m a cynic.
This article from the Hollywood Press, not only produced the sweet picture above but talks mostly about the music at the festival and only touches on the minimal crime. There’s a movie due out later this year that will feature EDC. I’ll wait for netflix to pick it up and stream it. It seems as if it will be fairly visually stimulating in the way that “Transformers” movies are. Check the Hollywood Press if you want to know more.